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A PhD student in Theoretical Quantum Optics at ICFO. Alumnus of Physics and Mathematics at the University of Warsaw. Interested in quantum optics & quantum information, applied optics and mathematical modeling in psychology. Dedicated to education of gifted schoolchildren (as both tutor and organizer). In free time enjoys photography, hiking and psychology (esp. cognitive science).


Apr
9
awarded  Enlightened
Apr
9
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
2
comment How are personality traits “encoded” in the brain?
Its two questions, could you split it? (Knowing how something is encoded does not mean that we know how to change it. For example, we know that some diseases are "encoded" in viri, but we cannot cure them.)
Mar
29
comment Need a definition of Cognitive Simplicity (or Complexity) that would appeal to a wide audience
Plus, scholar.google.com with cognitive complexity "website design" yield in some potentially interesting results.
Mar
29
comment Need a definition of Cognitive Simplicity (or Complexity) that would appeal to a wide audience
This is... a complex question. If you are looking for a "number for corporate strategists" then invent anything, it won't have sense anyway. To have something which make more sense, try looking at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychology_of_art#Complexity_2. But for a website, I would look at time that it takes for a user to accomplish what they want. (It is not only about number of elements, but also - if they are put in meaningful/intuitive places.) Of course it cannot be done without measurement (but you can have some intuitions behind it).
Mar
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
5
comment Why do higher incentives lead to lower performance for non-rudimentary tasks?
@David Of course, very likely, how you frame the problem is very important (through, it is another variable).
Feb
28
accepted Is depression an inflammatory disease?
Feb
26
revised Is depression an inflammatory disease?
added 172 characters in body
Feb
26
comment How much alcohol is negative for brain function?
How this "to the amount of damage, and that every glass per week counts" is compatible with positive correlation of (moderate) alcohol consumption and intelligence? Also: Online games offer trove of brain data and cited therein The largest human cognitive performance dataset reveals insights into the effects of lifestyle factors and aging - esp Fig 2.
Feb
26
asked Is depression an inflammatory disease?
Feb
26
comment Why do higher incentives lead to lower performance for non-rudimentary tasks?
@David The whole point is that the difference was not into suggesting tools, but just putting more higher incentives. That is, sating that "one should solve a customer's problem in a way that is maintainable, practical, long-term, etc" but putting a lot of pressure, incentives or giving little time will likely produce not so much thinking outside of the box.
Feb
24
awarded  Custodian
Feb
24
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Can an individual having strong identity associations with groups be used to infer anything about them?
Jan
30
comment Does the scarcity of female programmers, suggest that men are more intelligent than women?
@JeromyAnglim My objections are not related to the question subject (I don't care much for political correctness or being polite), but the lack of research/effort by OP (at least starting with wikipedia, any job census or whatever - it is not a niche problem!). But TU for you - great answer to a so-so question!
Jan
29
comment Does the scarcity of female programmers, suggest that men are more intelligent than women?
It is certainly a different question, not necessarily a better one. "statistically provable scarcity of women" but a link to an essay? Why other remarks or question - there should be ONE question per question. Plus, in general, before asking here some proof of initial research is welcome.
Jan
18
awarded  Yearling
Jan
16
comment How does syntax highlighting affect the learning of a new programming language?
Although it is not a direct answer, you may want to look at Using Eye-Tracking to Understand Program Comprehension.
Jan
14
comment How many calories do we burn when we try to understand mathematical proofs?
See question How does the brain's energy consumption depend on mental activity? - biologySE.
Dec
26
comment Why do humans have sex in private?
Well, things like "we see stronger chimps beating up weaker chimps that have consensual sex" are factual statements (so referencing them would be desirable). In evolution it is easy to come up with a solution, but hard to check if it is actually correct (opposite of mathematics); plus, in empirical sciences reasoning without empiricism does not work. (But sure, there is no "no original research" policy, so of course, you are encouraged for your writing your hypotheses.)